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    8 unusual lakes that will blow your mind

    Unique, fascinating, bizarre, mortal or surreal are some of the words that could describe the following eight lakes. You’ve probably heard that Lake Baikal is the world’s oldest, deepest and largest lake by volume. The Dead Sea is the lowest lake &place on Earth and Africa’s Tanganyika is the longest freshwater lake. Getting bored of […]

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    What is the danger in killing elephants for ivory?

    An adult elephant has no real natural predators in the wild.  The larger carnivores sometimes attack the young but generally speaking elephants have little to fear from other animals, except man of course. The African elephant is one of the most endangered species on our plant.  Since the 19th century when European colonization began in […]

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    What will happen when we have a pole reversal on earth?

    Scientists currently believe we are going through a pole reversal right now.  It will probably take thousands of years to complete, although it is also quite unpredictable.  The Earth’s magnetic field is a result of the Earth’s outer core , which is in a liquid state.  Occasionally the poles reverse, the last one is figured […]

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    Did Nostradamus Predict the End of the World?

    Nostradamus predicted a great many things, and most of it is open to interpretation.  Some claim that he predicted the end of the world a number of times, the 1999 is the most commonly known end of the world prediction, but he also claims the end of the world is coming in 2012, I sure […]

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    What is a Squeeze Play in Baseball?

    The squeeze play is used when there is a runner on third base and less than two outs.   The concept is that the batter will bunt the ball when the runner on third is charging to the plate. There are actually two versions of the squeeze play: The play is called the safety squeeze play […]

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    What is the Meaning of Life?

    This question is asked by pretty much everyone who has lived on the planet and no one’s agreed on an answer yet.  Many will say it is different for every person.  I’m not one of those people.  There is a meaning to life but you might not like my answer, although you should appreciate how […]

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    How Long Have Humans Been on the Earth?

    The oldest human fossil found (named Lucy and found in Ethiopia) has been back dated to between 3 and 3.6 million years ago.   Lucy was not a Homo Sapien, but we do know that she was a hominid, she walked upright.  Chances are our species are direct desendants of Lucy’s species. If you want to […]

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    How Can I Tell the Difference Between a Pulled Muscle and a Torn Muscle?

    There is little difference between a pulled muscle and a torn muscle, unless the muscle is completely torn into two pieces, then there is a big difference.  When the muscle is stretched too far the muscles fibres can break, causing a pull or tear.  Think of the muscle as a rope, we’ve all seen a […]

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    Who Had the Highest IQ in History?

    There is some disagreement when it comes to the world’s highest IQ.  Marilyn vos Savant is an American magazine columnist, author, lecturer and playwright.  It is Marilyn vos Savant that has the highest IQ according to Guinness.  Her IQ is 228; however, the test that resulted in this score was taken b Marilyn at the […]

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    Why is Coca-Cola so bad for you? What does it do to your body exactly?

    So you think Coca Cola is bad for you?  Well just the fact that you are asking that question means you are aware that Coke probably isn’t the best thing for you. Coca-Cola per say is not worse than any other type of cola, like Pepsi, or generic branded cola.  It’s also not that much […]


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I recently heard that nail polish contains harmful toxins, Is that true?

Yes that is true.  Many of today’s conventional nail polishes contain an array of cryptic ingredients including a variety of  harmful toxins.  One of the most toxic ingredients in nail polish is called phthalate.  Phthalate, such as dibutyl phthalate (DBP) has been proven by research studies to interfer with normal hormone balance and can cause other health problems […]

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How many yards of dirt will I need to fill my yard with beds. The yard is 50 by 30 and beds will be 3 ft wide and 6 inches deep?

That is a lot of yards to fill your yard.  We are missing  some critical information to determine the number you are looking for.  How long should each bed be, and how far apart would you like them? We can still determine our best guess, with the information you provided.  First we will start with the backyard […]

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Why does your eye twitch?

Most eye twitching is harmless, although it can be quite annoying.  The twitch is the involuntary spasms of tiny muscles around the eye, and it is usually brought on after staring at a computer screen for a long time, although just being tired will do it too.  Other less common causes include too much caffeine […]

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What does SOS stand for?

SOS is Morse Code for an emergency signal.  While you may see movies in which a person write the letters S O S on a beach in shells, it was originally a Morse Code signal for help needed.  Since many people don’t realize that SOS is Morse Code, they think it stands for something, ‘save […]

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What makes a baby go to sleep when she or he is tired and cranky?

I find that my baby sleeps better when she goes for a car ride, or has a long bath with a nice baby massage using lotions or oils. I then wrap her in a warm blanket after drying her off. Babies are happier when they are breast fed but bottle feeding is okay to if […]

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Who invented the television?

Philo Farnsworth was just a fourteen year old high school student when he came up with the idea that an electron beam could scan pictures back and forth and transmit them to remote screens- in other words, he thought up TV! While such an amazing invention could not be the work of one man alone, […]

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